Saturday, 24 September 2016

St Llyr Llanyre

The parish church of  St Llyr Llanyre is about 2 miles outside Llandrindod Wells on the road to off the A4081 to Rhayader. The church was rebuilt  in 1885-87 and little of the original church remains apart from the very front of the building . My wife & I noticed the church on our way past last year and when were were near of late stopped off for a look

The best view of the church is from the South East side of the churchyard

The footpath runs from East to West and the main entrance which you can see in the distance

Looking up at the west end of the church from near the main entrance

Going round the north side you see the church is lost from view by the huge Yew


The porch which I forgot to get a photo of due to the tree nearby

In the church you get a view down the nave 

The Chancel with is a three sided apse

The three apse windows

Looking out of the Chancel towards the Nave

The choir stalls near the organ in the chancel

The font which may be a little older than the church and the eagle lectern


The carved stone pulpit

and the view of the nave you get from it

The apse windows are very impressive

though the any way I could get detail of the centre one was to use flash

The nave has some very nice windows as well, the one on the left must look stunning with sunlight coming through it but I liked the one on the right most

which is in memory of  Arthur Thompson

Along  the nave walls are these embroidered banners

This beautiful memorial to Lieutenant Martin Ricardo Gibson Watt who died on H.M.S Kandahar

The only other memorial is this large on on the left to Thomas Williams. On the left  the church banner

In the porch you can see the memorial window to the fallen from the two World Wars

Outside the church you can see some wonderful memorials

The lamb on a pillar is not one I have come across. Near the church you can see this angel

Not far from the porch are some older headstones some which are tilting

The carving with dividers and square stood out for me

A set of family graves with the cross bearing their names
The one nearer the camera has been laid over for safety

The path  circles the whole churchyard and here we walking along the North side

where near the church hidden by the yew is the church bell

hanging in it's own frame

Nearby you can see more headstones

further along the path on the North side

Where I noticed this cross made from Angle Iron with a figure of Christ on it and the name MAX neatly dotted with weld on the cross

it looks almost lost in the other graves

Behind another headstone on a brick is this Fairy

Not far away is this figure 

You can just make out the church here from the North East side of the Churchyard

More headstones laid down in the name of safety, these I might add were a good 5 foot high and one is broken in two from being laid down

The cross with angel watch over the Wyatt family Vault

A last panoramic view of the church yard from the main road entrance

I will leave you with this photo of  the floral display which was near the altar in the church 
Have a peaceful weekend


  1. lately you keep finding ones with the coolest front gates. neat-O!! ( :

  2. Interesting interior,banners and stained glass. When does a fairy become an angel?

  3. Another interesting church, both the interior and the churchyard. The stained glass windows are beautiful. I like the one that's a memorial to a farming family "one sows and another reaps", the one depicting aspects of creation and the embroidered banners. The display of roses in the entrance
    is lovely. Thanks for sharing Bill.

  4. Great captures of the beauty of this place. I love the outside and the inside is quite ornate. The windows are really lovely.

  5. Interesting place! Great photos!

  6. I'm impressed with how many new churches you find to take us on a tour through